English Premiership

Tottenham, Sunderland draw

2012-04-07 15:58
Rafael van der Vaart (AFP)

London - Tottenham Hotspur moved into third place in the Premier League, a point in front of north London rivals Arsenal, following a goalless draw away to Sunderland on Saturday.

The closest either side came to a goal was in the 73rd minute when Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart had a shot cleared off the line.

But the Gunners can regain third place against Manchester City on Sunday.

Only the top four teams in the table at the end of the season qualify for the Champions League.

In Saturday's other Premier League matches, Chelsea will look to go above Newcastle into fifth place and move to within three points of Spurs by beating relegation-threatened Wigan at Stamford Bridge.

Bottom of the table Wolves, already six points adrift at the foot of the table, travel to Stoke while Blackburn, also in the bottom three, are away to West Bromwich Albion.

Sunday could see a decisive stage of the Premier League title race, with second-placed City in danger of falling eight points behind leaders Manchester United if they lose at Arsenal and the champions beat QPR.

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